PHIL 89.001 – FYS: Special Topics (Proofs of the Existence of God)
Instructor: Douglas MacLean. This course meets TR 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. in CW 208.
We will examine some attempts to prove the existence of God. Our aim is to articulate and understand some of the underlying philosophical issues that are raised by attempts to prove the existence or the non-existence of God. We will also be examining some related questions, including: What are these proofs supposed to accomplish? Who is the intended audience? Is it reasonable to believe in God even if one cannot prove God’s existence? Is there a necessary conflict between science and faith? Is God’s existence necessary for morality?